The Underrated Importance of Being Playful

What if, I wonder, playfulness were in fact a survival skill, one more basic to the endurance of the species than even sharper eyes or teeth or claws, stronger muscles, or larger brains? It seems to me that of all the habits of mind and heart that ...

Aug 20

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The Bundy Effect

Psychologists have been fascinicated with the infamous Ted Bundy and how chameleonic he is. This gave rise to what they call a Bundy effect- “Sometimes I come away from an interview with Ted thinking I’ve got great stuff. But then the more you ...

Aug 19

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How to remove unwanted thoughts?

Would you like to remove unwanted thoughts or some memory of shame or regret that just irritates you like a parasite? Maybe you just want to take your mind off something and it just seems to come back in the most unexpected moments. There is a ...

Aug 19

Categories: Hypnosis

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How Could I be so stupid

Have you been manipulated, lied to, controlled by a toxic person? The person may be a psychopath (antisocial), a narcissist or a borderline. They've betrayed, exploited and misled you. They've seduced you with their charm and beguiled you with ...

Aug 19

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Introvert On Stage

Would it surprise you to hear that the majority of actors are introverts? One would assume that someone who enjoys being in the spotlight would have to be an extrovert, but that’s not the way it is! The performances that constitute our impressions ...

Aug 18

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Study: Smoking cessation drug not boosting number of smokers who quit

As the years gone by, governments have come together to campaign for smoking cessation, making their detrimental effects known nation wide. There were campaigns, fines, and alternatives which smokers could turn to. But recently, a study shown that ...

Aug 18

Categories: Smoking Cessation

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The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People

This therapeutic technique, called 'Socratic questioning' can really help depressed people, research finds. Socratic questioning is used by many therapists to help patients explore new perspectives on themselves and the world. Read on to find out ...

Aug 17

Categories: Depression, Mental Health Professions

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The Reason Brain Diseases Have Quadrupled in 21 Years

Given the power of modern medicine, why have brain diseases increased by four times? Rates of brain diseases are increasing at almost epidemic rates, especially in the US, a new study reports. Read on to find out why.

Aug 17

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Laughter as a window on the infant mind

What makes babies laugh? It sounds like one of the most fun questions a researcher could investigate, but there’s a serious scientific reason behind it. Despite the scientific potential, baby laughter is, as a research topic, “strangely ...

Aug 17

Categories: Child Development

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Tender loving care the best treatment for schizophrenia

Mr John F. Nash Jr, an American mathematician who won the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics, was killed on May 23, along with his wife, in a car crash in New Jersey. He was the subject of a book and a film, both titled A Beautiful Mind. For the greater ...

Aug 15

Categories: Schizophrenia

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The Benefits of Sarcasm

Have that friend who is always being sarcastic and it gets annoying? Or have you ever been in that position where people ask terrible questions you snap back with a tinge of sarcasm? Well sarcasm doesn't always have to be a bad thing. Read on to ...

Aug 14

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Five-Day Diet Could Rejuvenate Memory and Learning

Always wanted to go on a diet but doubt its benefits? Always heard how certain actions/foods/habits will improve your memory? You are going to hear both in one now - a diet that may help you shed some belly fat, slow aging, and also help your memory ...

Aug 14

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How a Jet-Set Lifestyle Could Affect Mental Health

Always jetting off for a holiday? Or for a business trip? Or is the jet-set life already your profession? A study has shown that there is an effect of frequent, long-distance travel on mental health. Frequent, long-distance travel has been linked to ...

Aug 14

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What does your selfie reveal about your personality?

The rise of the selfie (and its widespread use on social media) has given people more control than ever over the impression they present to the world. Even Kim Kardashian has a book just based on her selfies. But to date, without any scientific ...

Aug 13

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ADHD and Adults: Are You Believing these Erroneous Beliefs?

When you’re first diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might have mixed emotions. On the one hand, you might feel relieved to finally have an explanation for your symptoms. On the other hand, you might feel ...

Aug 13

Categories: Adult ADHD

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